Wednesday 31. August 2011

Can Tidal Energy Harnessing Solve the Dispute of Road 60?

Yesterday evening the News Network Stöð 2 in Iceland interviewed Mr. Bjarn M. Jónsson, a graduate from the Coastal and Marine Management program, about his thesis on harnessing tidal energy in the southern Westfjords. Bjarni presented his project to a board of twenty officials and specialists, appointed by the Minster of the Interior. The board has the goal to find a solution for an ongoing dispute about where a new road on the south coast of the Westfjords should be built (Road 60). In his thesis Bjarni's discusses the idea to combine the road crossing over three fjords with a tidal power plant.

The news piece can be found on the website along with the TV interview, both in Icelandic.

Bjarni's thesis is also available on our Student Theses site along with all other master's theses produced by CMM students.

Possible road beds and crossings.
Possible road beds and crossings.